Video: World’s tiniest Quran from the end of the 19th Century
Printed most likely towards the end of the 19th century on nearly 900 pages, a miniature Quran, considered one of the smallest in the world, has been preciously kept by an Albanian family in Tirana for several generations.
According to Mario, his great-great-grandparents found the book while digging the ground for a new house in the Djakovica region of Kosovo.
The Quran was found intact laying over the heart of a perfectly preserved body of a man buried there.
The family took the discovery as a sign and embraced Islam.
The book is believed to have survived wars and authoritarian regimes because it could be easily hidden due to its miniature size.